Senior living & lifestyle
Concerned about how to "fund" a carer with money to pick-up prescriptions, grocery shop, etc. Do not want to give seniors credit or debit card. Also don't want to provide blank checks or cash. Anyone have any ideas or experience in this area.
My 80 year old Mom is a widow of 4 years and an animal lover. She says she is too unstable health wise to have a pet. She worries if she passes, who will take care of the dog? I would REALLY love for her to have her own... more
I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more
It may seem strange to become a caregiver to the person who once changed your own diapers. But caring for aging parents is simply part of the life cycle for many of us. While the role reversal can be emotionally challenging for both sides, it’s sometimes the only way to... more
Tripping over a tree branch. Slipping on an area rug. Stumbling on a loose step. When you’re younger, it’s easier to recover your balance before a full-on fall. But as we age, both our sense of balance diminishes and our reflexes slow, making all of those trips, slips and stumbles potentially... more
A great in-home caregiver is worth her weight in gold. She can help a senior with cognitive or physical challenges age in place in the home he or she loves, rather than moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility. She provides companionship for her client and peace of... more
It’s normal to have first-day-on-the-job jitters. For in-home senior caregivers, especially, it’s not like you’re entering a predictable office environment. You’re essentially going into the home of a stranger, where all sorts of unknowns could unravel. Showing up in someone’s personal space and being unsure of what you’re walking into... more
My mother doesn't have much money but she wants to have a garage sale. Is it a good way to earn some extra money?